Weird. We can pay all sorts of zakat using PPZ MAIWP’s (Wilayah Persekutuan) online payment system, but not zakat fitrah.
A snapshot from PPZ MAIWP’s online payment page.
Look at the dropdown menu under “Jenis Zakat – Sila Pilih Jenis Zakat”. No zakat fitrah there.
I’ve checked out LZS’s (Selangor) website, they actually allow zakat fitrah payment via SMS. So I don’t think the method is the issue here. I mean, if Selangor can accept zakat fitrah payment via SMS without the payer meeting the amil, I don’t see any problem for Wilayah Persekutuan to accept similar payment via website.
Just can’t help to wonder why we can’t make online zakat fitrah payment to PPZ MAIWP.
Perhaps the system developer simply missed it out from the dropdown menu.
You know what, enough of wondering.
Guess what I just did?
I sent an email to PPZ MAIWP to ask why!
Will let you know when (or if) they reply ;-)